By Abiodun Sanusi
Singer, Abiola Akinbiyi, aka Bella Shmurda, has cancelled his Canada tour following the death of his colleague and dear friend, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka MohBad, who died on Tuesday at age 27.
He made the development known Saturday night through his X (formerly Twitter) while noting that new dates would be announced for the tour which was earlier scheduled for September.
Bella Shmurda said, “Due to the recent sad event and unforeseen circumstances, I have had to cancel my Tour of Canada. New dates would be communicated.”
The PUNCH reports that Bella Shmurda, a close friend of the late Mohbad, during an interview, had urged the deceased to exit Marlians Record over his disagreement with his manager, who is a relative of the record label boss, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley.
Mohbad died on Tuesday at the age of 27. Mohbad’s management also released an official statement confirming his passing away.
”It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Promise Oladimeji Aloba PK/A Mohbad (Imole) today, the 12th of September, 2023.
“Mohbad was light until the very end, and as we mourn the loss of the brightness he carried, the family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Imole is finally at Peace,” the short statement posted on both his Instagram and X handles read.